As per Aviation Week, United is considering an ultra-long-haul flight from the US to Singapore. No details yet as to which cities are in the running, but I’d bet San Francisco is on the shortlist. As per Will Horton, an analyst at CAPA, United is evaluating a potential A350-900ULR sub-fleet to cover the flights. Supposedly, UA also looked into the 787-9, but decided that it would require too large of a seat block on the westbound sector. The A350-900ULR is the same aircraft type that Singapore intends to restart non-stop NYC and LAX flights with in 2018. See – Breaking: Singapore to Restore Non-Stop Flights to NYC & LAX! Regain Longest Flight Title.
Would you be willing to fly UA on an ULH flight in Economy, p.s., or BusinessFirst?